La Cigogne

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Parking Space

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Close to La Tranche-sur-Mer and the sweeping beaches of the Vendée coastline, La Cigogne is a pretty French Farmhouse full of character and features a gorgeous swimming pool within its walled garden.

Just on the edge of a little village, this inviting holiday home has been newly renovated yet still exudes an immense amount of charm. Steeped in tradition, step into the light and airy lounge with exposed stone walls and flagstone flooring, then wander through to the exquisitely tiled kitchen, fitted out with high-end appliances of course – this really is the best of old meets new.

There are four double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, as well as a beautiful family bathroom with a large, contemporary walk-in shower and romantic freestanding bath. There’s an air of delightful simplicity across the bedrooms with old-fashioned furnishings and such pretty décor, so typically French in style.

A new swimming pool with Roman steps awaits and the south-facing garden is the perfect spot for an evening glass of wine on warm summer evenings, atmospherically lit up at night. Leave the blue-shuttered farmhouse behind and wander into the village for an early evening aperitif at the local bar-tabac before returning to your patio for al-fresco dining by the barbecue.

There is also a supermarket within walking distance (or a short drive) whilst the small town of Anges, around 2km away, offers restaurants, shops and a twice-weekly summer market. Around ten minutes in the car is the bustling and charming seaside resort of La Tranche-sur-Mer, loved by families and watersport enthusiasts alike. Along this part of the coastline there are many brilliant restaurants and markets showcasing the best Vendée specialities.

Discover other beaches of the Atlantic coast, some backed by pine forest, others with fantastic surfing opportunities or hop on a seasonal ferry across to Île de Ré, a wonderful island known for its coastline, old villages, salt marshes and cycling trails. Closer to home, set off on your bike to explore the surrounding nature reserve, looking out for rare birds, or explore the enchanting landscapes of the Marais Poitevin by canoe or kayak.

Then there’s go-karting, a much-loved waterpark and the brilliant Château des Aventuriers within easy reach, not to mention the famous Puy du Fou, one of France’s largest theme parks, just over an hour away. La Cigogne really does enjoy an amazing location where you can experience the authenticity of the Vendée alongside its many beaches and popular attractions. 

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What you should know…

  • Even though you are on the edge of a village with a bar-tabac/épicerie, plus a supermarket just over 1km away, a car is still needed to be able to explore the beaches and surrounding area.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Smart TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis Heating Parking Space

House Interiors

-    Lounge and dining room
-    Kitchen, well-equipped
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room
-    3 x bedrooms with double bed
-    Family bathroom with large walk-in shower, freestanding bath and WC
-    Cloakroom with WC and sink

Outside Grounds


-    Swimming pool (10x4.5m, depth: around 1.1m-1.9m) with Roman steps and electric safety cover
-    Barbecue
-    Al-fresco dining and relaxation terraces
-    South facing garden
-    Private parking (four cars)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Smart TV with Netflix/Sky TV
-    Table tennis
-    Badminton

Location

About the surrounding area of La Cigogne
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Go-Karting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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On the edge of a small traditional village and only a 10-minute drive from the sweeping Atlantic beaches of La Tranche-sur-Mer, La Cigogne offers charm and authenticity in the Vendée department of western France.

Potter into the local village where there is a Bar-Tabac/Épicerie, open mornings and late afternoons, perfect for a coffee or glass of wine amongst the locals before you pick up your bread or other simple groceries, then admire the 15th century tower just outside the village. The village is close to a nature reserve with a great variety of birds and the surrounding lanes are brilliant for cycling.

A supermarket is a little further on foot (or a 1.2km drive from La Cigogne) close to the centre of the typical small town of Anges (2km), home to a handful of shops, restaurants and a twice-weekly market in July and August.

It’s fantastic being just a 10-minute drive from La Tranche-sur-Mer (9.5km), a ‘Famille-Plus’ designated seaside resort with blue-flag beaches and a great range of water-based activities from pedal boats, paddle boards and surfing in the sea to sailing on the resort’s lake, Le Circle Nautique Tranchais.

Other beaches along the Vendée coastline include the pine-backed Plage de Boisvinet, loved by surfers, family-friendly Plage des Conches and Plage de la Terrière, all within a 10 to 15-minute drive. Look out for summer festivities and the twice-weekly market in Longeville-sur-Mer (10km) and take time to discover the beautiful scenery of the Marais Poitevin, an absolute paradise for nature lovers.

Boat departs La Tranche-sur-Mer to Île de Ré, a wonderful island with charming villages, stunning beaches, endless salt marshes, summer watersports and superb cycling opportunities. Enjoy lunch in the historic harbour town of Saint-Martin-de-Re, then hire bikes to explore the incredible landscapes.

Adrenaline-seeking guests will love the go-karting track just a 5-minute drive away (check opening dates/times in advance) whilst water-lovers should spend the day at the much-loved O'Gliss Water Park (7km) which usually opens late June to early September. Le Château des Aventuriers (14km) is another great day out for children (and grown-ups) of all ages whilst further afield is Puy du Fou (88km), one of France’s most famous theme parks.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Aéroport La Rochelle

(69km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nantes Atlantique Airport

(114km)

Nearest Ferry Port Saint-Malo

(300km)

Nearest Train Station Gare Luçon/La Roche-sur-Yon

(25km/33km)

Nearest Village Small village

(Within 100m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar-tabac/épicerie

(650m)

Nearest Restaurant Angles

(2km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarché Contact

(1.2km)

Nearest Town Angles

(2km)

Nearest Beach La Tranche-sur-Mer

(9.5km)

Nearest Golf Bourgenay Golf Club

(28km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

This is an exceptional region for families, not just because of the stunning Atlantic beaches around a 10-minute drive away but also for the many attractions dotted across this part of the Vendée and beyond.

Within a 5-minute drive is Vendée Kart Circuit (check opening dates/times in advance) which has activities for youngsters (aged 3+) and older children (aged 7+, minimum height also applies) as well as older teens/adults. Furthermore, the popular O'Gliss Water Park (7km) usually opens in late June until the end of August/early September for a great day out.

Another nearby family attraction is Le Château des Aventuriers (14km) with all sorts of activities for a range of ages whilst further afield is one of France’s most famous theme parks, Puy du Fou, just over an hour away by car.

There are some fantastic beaches around a 10-minute drive away, some backed by pine forests and loved bu surfers, others less remote such as the blue-flag beaches of La Tranche-sur-Mer, a ‘Famille Plus’ designated seaside resort with a vast range of watersports and summer activities such as mini-golf, tennis and other amusements.

Elsewhere, discover canoeing and kayaking along the beautiful Marais Poitevin, ample cycling opportunities through the countryside and horse-riding within a short drive. For a memorable day out, take a boat across to the wonderful island, Île de Ré, and spend time in its main harbour town or cycling across its salt marshes and nature reserves to discover yet more incredible beaches.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Pre-stocked fridge
- Transfers/car hire
- Babysitting

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.30 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. Mid-stay clean included for bookings of 2 weeks or more. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday (high season) or flexible at other times.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pets welcome? No.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,231
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £2,397
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £2,999
Aug 31st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 £2,397
Mar 22nd 2025 - May 31st 2025 £2,231
May 31st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £2,397
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £2,999
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £2,397

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,414
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €2,594
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €3,245
Aug 31st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 €2,594
Mar 22nd 2025 - May 31st 2025 €2,414
May 31st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €2,594
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €3,245
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €2,594

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,585
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $2,778
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $3,476
Aug 31st 2024 - Mar 22nd 2025 $2,778
Mar 22nd 2025 - May 31st 2025 $2,585
May 31st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $2,778
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $3,476
Aug 30th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $2,778

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

• When did you become the owner?

I first became the owner of La Cigogne in 2005.

• What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The house was an impulse buy and the first one I saw, and I was overawed with the location and the size of the property as well as the flow of the rooms.

• Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The house is in a conversation area owing to its proximity to the “tour de Moricq” a lookout tower over the sea, which was built in 12th century.

• For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

- Must do?

The area is rich in French culture, experiences, and sights. The beaches for me are the biggest attraction, wide, open and with beautiful fine sand extending all the way up Vendee coast. There are wonderful street markets in the village and the local town, selling fruits, seafood sausages and abundance of local delicacies and clothes. They also have vide greniers at weekend where antiques and knick knacks can be bought for very low prices. The beautiful town of Sables d’Olonne is nearby with its wonderful beach and restaurants. The water park is a great attraction for the children and situated under 10 kilometres away.

- Must eat?

The food in the area is superb and sea food a speciality. Oysters are caught locally and shops and restaurants full of crabs, gambas, mussels, and shellfish. Cheeses are in abundance and goat cheese a local favourite.

• What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

The property is extremely tranquil situated on edge of wildlife park, but it is close to restaurants, shops, and the lively town of La Tranche

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Reviews

  • Superb

    on 01/06/2023

    Our hosts were very good and really looked after us. The farmhouse is superb, the current pictures don't do it justice it is really really nice. There were seven adults in our party but the way the interior is laid out we never felt on top of each other. We loved the local villages, amenities, countryside and the beach really is just ten minutes down the road and like all Vendee beaches ( this was our forth trip to the area) La Tranche was excellent. The Farmhouse location just on the edge of the village was very tranquil in that classic French way - we had a fantastic holiday.

  • Lovely

    on 26/05/2023

    Lovely peaceful farmhouse with lots of space and character in the heart of the French countryside. Close to the lovely beaches of the Vendėe and less than an hour from La Rochelle and La Sable d’Olonne.

  • Beautiful

    on 19/05/2023

    Traditional French farmhouse set in beautiful, tranquil settings and a short drive from supermarket, shops and several beaches and restaurants serving amazing seafood.

  • Fabulous

    on 05/05/2023

    Large farmhouse in idyllic setting, fabulous pool near to beaches and restaurants. There were 8 of us but it did not feel like, loads of room to spread out. Fantastic location and beautiful house!

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